Chapman announces new Vice President for Research

May 25, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University today announced the selection of Thomas Piechota, Ph.D., PE, as vice president for research for the Orange, California, school. The position is new for Chapman and reflects the university’s extensive growth in research activities and funding allocations. Piechota will begin at Chapman on September 1. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Piechota,” said

The Warped Side of the Universe Astrophysicist Kip Thorne collaborates with Chapman artist Lia Halloran and others to explain the beauty of science

May 24, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

“You can present science in a bunch of ways” astrophysicist Kip Thorne, Ph.D. said during a talk at Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 12, as part of the Bensussen Visiting Art Lecture Series. Part of a daylong visit to Chapman University, Thorne also spoke with Chapman art professor Lia Halloran‘s

After Challenger fell, this alumna rose up June Scobee Rodgers, Ph.D., is honored with Chapman's 2016 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

May 23, 2016 by | Campus Life

When June Scobee Rodgers was in the ninth grade, her high school civics teacher asked everyone to talk about their career dreams. Scobee Rodgers told the class that she had recently read Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s autobiography. The life’s work of the humanitarian physician had so inspired her that she planned to be a research scientist

Archive Dive: Graduation – remember when? Take a trip down Chapman's memory lane with images from commencement past!

May 20, 2016 by | Campus Life

Congratulations graduates – you’ve made it to this special weekend and will join the ranks of Chapman University Alumni! As you look toward your future, here’s a peek back at those who have gone before you. Take a dive through the Leatherby Libraries’s Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives and see nearly 130

Making a difference at home Martha Rivera '12 returns to Santa Ana to help kids get the kind of guidance it takes to make college dreams come true

May 18, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | Arts and Culture

Martha Rivera ’12 was 11 years old when she saw a sign for piano lessons less than a block from her family’s upstairs apartment in Santa Ana, Calif. “But we didn’t have money to pay the $5,” remembers Rivera, the daughter of immigrants. “My mom exchanged labor, doing cleaning, for me to take classes.” Music

Richard Bryant named executive director of Musco Center for the Arts

May 17, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Richard T. Bryant, a nationally recognized arts leader and former OC arts executive, has been appointed Executive Director of Chapman University’s Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts, effective immediately, according to Daniele Struppa, Chapman University Chancellor and President-Designate. As Musco Center’s Interim Executive Director since November 1, Bryant worked with Paul and Marybelle Musco; William Hall, founding dean of

Professors Laura Glynn and Roman Buniy awarded Wang-Fradkin Professorships

May 17, 2016 by | Campus Life

Chapman University’s elite Wang-Fradkin Professorships were awarded to professors from the Schmid College of Science and Technology and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the 21st Annual Chapman University Faculty Honors Convocation, held Friday, May 13, in the George H.W. Bush Conference Center. Receiving the Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship was Laura Glynn, Ph.D., professor